Wednesday, 6 January 2010

6th January 2010 - A Snowy Day of Redwings

A day at home in the snow brought many birds to the garden feeders including a large amounts of finches, especially Chaffinch, and thrushes. So I put up an impromptu 30ft net in the woodland edge to the garden avoiding the feeders so the birds could continue to feed uninterrupted.
This proved very successful for Redwing (above) with a total of eight caught which is nearly half of the annual total for 2009! Also caught four Treecreeper including one new and a good number of Chaffinch.
Birds ringed:
Goldfinch - 1
Blue Tit - 8
Great Tit - 3
Chaffinch - 9
Bullfinch - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Robin - 2
Treecreeper - 1
Greenfinch - 3
Blackbird - 3
Redwing - 8
Song Thrush - 1

Wes also ringed 50 birds at the Capel reserve on 4th which consisted of mainly tits.

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